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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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Boston's "Met"

This is a very nice museum, and basically Boston's equivalent to the Met in NYC. It has ancient art all the way through Renaissance art to 20th century stuff and more. Highly... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very nice museum, and basically Boston's equivalent to the Met in NYC. It has ancient art all the way through Renaissance art to 20th century stuff and more. Highly recommended!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The MFA is a great destination in the Boston area if you enjoy museums/art. Prepare to spend a day there and wear comfortable shoes because it is almost impossible to see the entire body of exhibits in one day and you will be doing a lot of walking. I suggest you bring a camera or prepare to fill your phone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and Mrs. J love us some Monet. And Mofa does not disappoint. In the same area an impressionist painting blew me away with reflections of trees covered by tiny brush strokes so ripple like. We also were lucky enough to hear a docent comparing Picasso and pollack and showing the paintings as well. In addition there was a great... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The floors of fascinating history in this lovely Museum taught us and intrigued us. Finished off with an excellent snack lunch in the covered courtyard restaurant area. It was a good choice on a very hot July day in Boston. Our only complaint was that the AC was far too cold and we had to go outside before the end!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had time for the Egyptian wing and European paintings. Definitely worth the visit. I would suggest the Boston card to save some money. You get 4 different attractions/museum at discounted price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wednesday night opens until 9.45pm it is a great way to extend your day, free evening entry is also great along with empty galleries. The museum also had drawing classes with a free model all dressed in medieval clothing, music in the courtyard and a restaurant. Definitely a good night out for tourists with limited time..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing collections of historic sculptures, famous paintings and contemporary visual art. We loved the "Create a Coin" feature within the Hall of Ancient Coins. Great for dates!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My one tern was interested and the other not so involved. I love the impressionists and was pleasantly surprised by the American impressionists. I really enjoyed design of the rooms for the American art. My teen daughter was thoroughly involved in the ancient Rome and Greek art and coins as well as soon of the mummies. Worth more then one... More 

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Everett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to this Museum on a free Friday offer it was awesome ! Amazing art work must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is something for everybody....early 20th century American!!! great Ai Wai Wai installations....fun place, nice restaurant in a great space....a must go Boston gem

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.